Monday, April 26, 2010

GOP senators avoid co-sponsoring campaign finance reform legislation

By Susan Crabtree - 04/20/10 06:00 AM ET

Senate Democrats have been unable to find a GOP co-sponsor of highly anticipated campaign finance reform legislation, delaying the rollout of a measure aimed at counteracting a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had expected to unveil their legislation with bipartisan support by the end of last week, with a goal of delivering a bill to President Barack Obama’s desk by July 4 so that it would have an immediate impact in this year’s elections.

Well, it's no news that Republicans are trying to block any action that would help the Democrats look good.

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Republicans supportive of the Citizens United decision, which would allow unlimited corporate and union spending on individual campaigns, have attacked the Democratic effort as politically motivated

And the Republicans attacks on the SEC, for actions during the Bush administration, which they want voters to think was the fault of the Obama administration, are not politically motivated? Give me a break.

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